13 May '11, 6am

UAE man arrested in Thailand; his luggage contained a pair of panthers, two leopards, some monkeys... and a baby bear

BANGKOK - A MAN whose luggage contained a baby bear, a pair of panthers, two leopards and some monkeys was arrested as he tried to smuggle the live animals out of Thailand, police said on Friday. Noor Mahmoodr, a 36-year-old citizen of the United Arab Emirates, was detained soon after midnight by undercover officers at a Bangkok airport with the animals - all aged under two months - in his cases. The man, who was trying to get the creatures onto a first-class flight to Dubai from Suvarnabhumi airport, was charged with smuggling endangered species out of Thailand, Colonel Kiattipong Khawsamang of the Nature Crime Police told AFP. He said one of the bags had been abandoned in an airport lounge because the animals were being too noisy. 'This is a very unusual case and a very large one so we really applaud the Thai police for going after them as strongly as they did,' said Mr ...

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